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Refresher on FNS Instruction 709-5: Shipment and Receipt of USDA Foods

This webinar provides USDA Foods recipients, USDA FNS regional offices, and state agencies a refresher on the FNS Instruction 709-5: Shipment and Receipt of USDA Foods. The webinar highlights the five key areas involved with the shipment and receipt of USDA Foods: arranging shipment and delivery, guidance on inspecting the shipment, accepting and receipting the shipment, unloading the shipment, and disposition and replacement of USDA Foods. In addition, E-invoicing in WBSCM and filing complaints is covered.

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What’s New in the USDA DoD Fresh Program?

This webinar discusses recent updates and provides guidance on the USDA Department of Defense (DoD) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. Topics covered include: program allocations, adding new schools to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Order Receipt System (FFAVORS), receipting orders in FFAVORS, and managing School Food Authority (SFA) expectations. This webinar is intended for FNS regional office and State Distributing Agency staff who manage USDA Foods in Schools programs.

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TEFAP Resource Allocation: Responding to Changing Needs within Your State

In this 2014 webinar for state distributing and recipient agencies operating The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), Jeramia Garcia of the FNS Food Distribution Division Policy Branch reviews the Federal regulations governing the allocation of resources in TEFAP, and a panel of speakers – Sandi Hersh of Colorado, Mallory Reeves of Florida, and Kim Eads and Yvonne Pitrof of Washington – discuss aspects of their TEFAP resource allocation process and recent changes they have made to their TEFAP operations.

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New Horizons in Reporting and Resolving USDA Food Issues in FDPIR

In this webinar focused on the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), Tony Wilkins and Matthew Martin from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service, Food Distribution Division, discuss warehousing, explain the USDA Foods feedback process, and provide instructions on how to formally enter a complaint into the Web-Based Supply Chain Management System (WBSCM).

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USDA DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program: The Basics for FDPIR

Through USDA's Department of Defense (DoD) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, we are able to offer Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs) in the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) a wider variety of fresh produce than would normally be available through the USDA Foods program. In this webinar, “The Basics,” Blair Tucker-Gruchala of the Food Distribution Division outlines the history of USDA DoD Fresh, how the program operates, and how to file a USDA DoD Fresh complaint.

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Monitoring with the FDPIR Inventory Calculator

This webinar provided an overview of the FDPIR Inventory Calculator and the FDPIR inventory monitoring process and discussed how to complete an inventory calculator, how to analyze the calculator results, and how the inventory calculator can help with order monitoring and planning. This webinar is appropriate for staff who use or will use the calculator, Team Leads, and Branch Chiefs.

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Best Practices for Receiving USDA DoD Fresh in FDPIR: Part One

As part of their FDPIR monthly food package benefit, Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs) are able to order fresh in-season produce. In Part I of this series, we discuss roles and responsibilities, receiving and checking produce, and how to report complaints. 

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Best Practices for Receiving USDA DoD Fresh in FDPIR: Part Two

As part of their FDPIR monthly food package benefit, Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs) are able to order fresh in-season produce. In Part II of this series, we discuss when different types of produce are available.

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Processing Webinar Series: USDA Foods Value Pass Through

This webinar explains how the money spent to buy USDA Foods for processing is returned to the state/schools through various value pass-through systems and explores real-life scenarios.

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Demystifying USDA Foods Complaints Part 2: The Saga Continues

In this webinar for state distributing agencies and recipient agencies, Tony Wilkins of the Food Distribution Division reviews best practices for using WBSCM in resolving complaints, provides analysis of USDA Foods complaint trends, shares 2016 complaint successes, and discusses what’s in the complaint pipeline.